Is DIEP Flap Breast Reconstruction for Me?
Today, many women are going for breast reconstruction to restore the appearance and shape of their breast. The DIEP flap procedure is quickly becoming the “gold standard” in breast reconstruction. It is a cutting-edge technique that can help achieve results that look and feel natural.
Your candidacy for DIEP flap is best determined through a consultation with your Fort Worth DIEP flap specialist. Generally, you may be a good candidate for DIEP flap breast reconstruction if you:
- Are looking for results that look and feel natural than breast implants
- Have excess tissue in your lower abdomen
- Are about to undergo breast reconstruction for the first time
- Are aware of the potential risks and have realistic expectations for the procedure
During the consultation, be prepared to discuss your medical history, and be sure to mention the following:
- Any previous abdominal surgeries
- Any medical condition(s) that may impair healing
Tissue can only be removed from your lower abdominals once for the purpose of breast reconstruction. This is an important consideration to keep in mind if you are considering prophylactic (preventative) removal and reconstruction of your other breast. You may want to make this decision before you proceed with DIEP flap reconstruction.
If you have had the DIEP flap procedure on one breast and decide to pursue reconstruction on the other breast at a later time, the flap tissue will need to come from another location on your body. In this situation, you may also choose to have reconstruction with an implant instead of removing tissue from a new location.
The Fort worth DIEP flap specialists at Breast Reconstruction Associates are highly experienced in DIEP flap breast reconstruction. Our team of experienced specialists collaborate with one another to provide the highest level of care to each patient. Schedule your consultation by calling us at 682-200-8580. We are here to listen and to answer all of your questions.